NOTABLE INSTANCE OF USES
The flavors of the various herbs cover a wide range, commencing with
fennel and ending with sage, and are capable of wide application. In one case which I observed, the cook made a celery-flavored
stew of some meat scraps. Not being wholly consumed, the surviving debris appeared a day or two later, in company with other[Pg 22] odds and
ends, as the chief actor in a meat pie flavored with parsley. Uh-oh, leftovers again!
"Never mind," mused the cook; and no one who partook of his savory stew discovered the lurking parsley and its overpowered
progenitor, the celery, under the effectual disguise of summer savory. By an unforeseen circumstance the fragments remaining from this last
stew did not continue the cycle and disappear in another pie. Had this been their fate, however, their presence could have been completely
obscured by sage. This problem in perpetual progression or culinary homeopathy can be practiced in any kitchen. But hush, tell it not in the dining-room!
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